In addition to years of alleged sexual harassment, now Matt Lauer is also being accused of sexual assault. A former NBC employee told The New York Times that Lauer sexually assaulted her in 2001. The alleged victim claimed that Lauer often … More
Topic: Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s iconic Today show following allegations of sexual harassment. Lauer, who’s been married for almost 20 years, allegedly cheated on his wife with underlings and colleagues, and even had a button under his desk in his office … More
Matt Lauer interview GM CEO Mary Barra on Today, and instead of asking her about cars, he asked her about motherhood and whether that would make her suck at her job. Wait, what? In the clip, Lauer asks Barra, “You’re … More
According to a stunning new New York Magazine article, Ann Curry’s last days at the Today show were tougher than the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan. Everyone in America knew it was bad when Ann made her tearful goodbye and wouldn’t let Matt even hug her, so imagine what it was like to actually work there. The detailed NYMag article by Joe Hagan paints a picture of a powerless Ann stuck in the middle of an established boys’ club, led by Executive Producer Jim Bell and anchorman Matt Lauer. More
Office romance at NBC! Today show correspondent Jenna Wolfe made a surprise announcement yesterday morning: She’s been dating her NBC colleague, Stephanie Gosk, for almost three years, and Wolfe is four months pregnant. “I have some big news,” she told viewers. “I’m actually pregnant, quite pregnant. Stephanie and I are expecting a baby girl at the end of August. This is the adventure of a lifetime.” It was the first time she had mentioned her sexual orientation on air. Big day at work! More
NBC’s Today show made its TV debut 60 years ago, and it’s hard to think of an idea the innovative, free-wheeling show hasn’t at least dabbled with. In the 1950s, it boasted an on-air chimpanzee mascot named J. Fred Muggs. In the 1990s, it pioneered the modern craze for street-side studios. Luminaries including Barbara Walters and Tom Brokaw have served as hosts. But now for the first time ever, it’s trying something brand new: a woman executive producer. More
With every new story about Matt Lauer and The Today Show, I become more and more convinced that he’s a really horrible person to work with. I know, he’s America’s nice guy. He and Katie Couric were sweeter than a couple of cupcakes. I realize that I’m insulting television royalty here. But I get the impression that Mr. Lauer is one of the worst co-workers I can imagine.